GA Conference 2021 #1 - One week today

One week today, we will be kicking off the GA Conference 2020 on the theme of 'Compassionate Geographies' with the first events.

Follow the #gaconf21 hashtag for all the details of where to find the events, including a few which are being streamed live on YouTube.

These first events will include the Public Lecture which is given this year by Dr Anjana Khatwa, Earth Science specialist and TV presenter, who will talk about the Jurassic Coast.

"20 years, 95 miles, 185 million years: a Celebration of the Jurassic Coast"

There is a link with former GA President Denys Brunsden here, who was instrumental in getting the World Heritage listing.

This will be followed by the GA Awards: given to publishers,  GA volunteers who have made outstanding contributions, and also prize-winners in a number of competitions, and those schools who have been awarded the GA's Primary and Secondary Quality Marks.

At 6pm, put your posh gear on and join the Wonder Room - a new feature for this year's conference, which will be open throughout the conference - for some drinks. There will also be more drinking (provide your own) during the following night's Teachmeet and Quiz.

There are also some lunchtime get-togethers aimed at particular groups.

Stephen Schwab is hosting a linchtime Twitter Live on the Friday at 1pm

At 1.15, the Early Years and Primary Phase Committee are hosting a Zoom meeting.

On Saturday at 1pm, Iain PalĂ´t is hosting a lunch meeting at 1pm for longstanding conference regulars.

And if you are a first timer at the conference, why not join Anna Pennington for the NQT lunch at the same time: 1pm on the Saturday.

Thanks to all the hosts. 

Conference booking is open for a few more days yet so come and join us.

As you can see, this is the first of a number of posts which will connect to this year's conference, which has Susan Pike's important theme of 'Compassionate Geographies'. Keep an eye out for them in the run up to the conference and during the event itself...